2027 Ryder Cup site commits to sustainability
Courtesy of Adare Manor

2027 Ryder Cup site commits to sustainability

Adare Manor to plant five trees for every birdie, or better, at JP McManus Pro-Am.

Adare Manor announced a tree planting initiative in conjunction with the JP McManus Pro-Am, a move designed to take sustainable steps for the 2027 Ryder Cup and its centenary hosting duties. 

During tournament play, Adare Manor celebrated every birdie made, from both professionals and amateurs, by planting five new sapling trees for each birdie, or better. The resort pledged to plant the trees within its grounds, which will add to the 16,000 native trees that they have planted at the resort since 2016. 

“Our natural surroundings provide a platform for everything that we do, and we are devoted to returning the same nurture and care to our beautiful home that it has so unconditionally granted to us,” said Alan MacDonnell, superintendent at The Golf Course at Adare Manor. 

“The JP McManus Pro-Am is a fantastic celebration and opportunity to support the local Mid-West community, and we’re delighted to continue the theme with our latest tree planting initiative and build on our wider resort sustainability commitments to support our local community and guest experience here at Adare. We look forward to witnessing the results of our actions today over the coming years, and the green road ahead to 2027.”

The announcement marks the future Ryder Cup resort’s latest commitment to creating an elevated sustainability agenda. The plan also includes:

  • Eliminating food waste using an on-site biodigester and recycling it into social enriching compost.
  • Constructing new wetlands to create land-based carbon storage to aid water quality and wildlife inhabitation.
  • Introducing seven hives of honeybees to catalyse resort pollination and thriving flora.
  • Increasing on-site energy provided via the existing resort solar farm, which already supplies electrical demand for laundry and dry-cleaning facilities from 21 percent to 60 percent.
  • Enhancing sustainable water supply to ensure the golf course and gardens are self-contained using its on-site lakes.

More recently, the resort celebrated recognition by the International Organisation for Standardisation after the JP McManus Pro-Am’s successful implementation of the ISO’s International Sustainability Standard 20121, a globally recognised framework for sustainable event management which stems from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games’ sustainability strategy and legacy commitments. The Golf Course at Adare Manor will be the first golf course to have achieved this certification. 

The sixth iteration of the JP McManus Pro-Am was played on July 4-5, welcoming nine of the Top 10 men’s players in the world, including all four current men’s major champions, as well as celebrities from the sport and entertainment world, to entertain around 40,000 spectators each day. The two-day charity tournament raised funds for the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and celebrated the first championship event at Adare Manor following Tom Fazio’s immaculate golf course renovation in 2018.